Top3: Must-visits in and around Wiltshire


This beautiful county offers a serene and timeless escape. Its lush green landscapes, dotted with quaint villages, exude an air of tranquility. Rich in history and cultural heritage, Wiltshire's past is etched into its charming architecture and countryside. Visitors can explore this region's enigmatic aura while experiencing the essence of rural England at its finest.

Basset Down Complex

Table set for dining in restaurant at Basset Down Complex

Basset Down Golf Complex, Hay Lane, Swindon SN4 9QW

Basset Down Complex in Swindon is a fantastic family-run destination that caters to a variety of interests. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a challenging 9-hole golf course, complemented by a state-of-the-art driving range for practicing precision shots. Excitingly, their restaurant adds culinary allure to the experience. Offering a delectable menu in a relaxed ambiance, it’s the perfect place to unwind after a round of golf or to savour a meal with scenic views of the lush greens. Basset Down seamlessly combines sports and dining, creating a well-rounded destination for both avid golfers and food connoisseurs in Swindon.

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Plate of fine food at Allium Restaurant

6-7 Ox Row, Salisbury SP1 1EU

Allium is a culinary gem that epitomises fine dining in the heart of the countryside. Nestled within a historic setting, this establishment offers an exquisite gastronomic experience. The menu at Allium is a harmonious blend of locally sourced ingredients, showcasing the region’s flavours with innovative twists. Dishes are crafted to perfection, and the ambiance is elegantly inviting. With a commitment to exceptional service and a menu that evolves with the seasons, Allium is a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable taste of Wiltshire.

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Bombay Sapphire

Glasshouse at Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Laverstoke Mill, London Road, Whitchurch RG28 7NR

Bombay Sapphire Distillery over in Hampshire is a captivating destination for gin aficionados and history enthusiasts alike. Housed in a beautifully restored 18th-century paper mill, it offers a unique journey through the art of gin-making. Visitors can explore the production process, from the exotic botanicals used to the intricacies of vapor infusion. The lush, glasshouse setting provides a sensory experience, immersing guests in the flavours and aromas of Bombay Sapphire gin. With guided tours and a stylish cocktail bar, it’s a delightful blend of history and modern indulgence, making it a must-visit.

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